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Old 6th July 2010, 10:09 PM
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Talking The Tunnel: Now Open

The Target Sports Centre has opened this week!

The Tunnel offers two ranges: the 25 Metre Ground Floor Range with 4 lanes and the 50 Metre Range with 5/6 lanes.

Both are available for Small Bore and Gallery Rifle (Pistol Calibre Rifles) target shooting and can be used Small Bore, Full Bore Pistol and Black Powder. Airguns can also be used.

Both ranges can be used from a standing, kneeling or prone position and at 10, 15, 20 and 25 metres.

The Tunnel is a target shooting club whose facilities are available to both its members and to the general public subject to an initial visit to the Centre. Please note that no shooting is available on the same day as the first visit.

Opening hours are a follows:
Mon 10am-8pm; Tues 10am-5pm; Weds Closed; Thur 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-8pm; Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 10am-1pm.

Range fees are 15 for visitors, 7.50 for members and 3.75 forjunior members. These costs include two half-hour sessions on the ranges. Guns and ammunition are available at extra cost.

All First Time Shooters are given basic instruction at no extra cost.

http://thetunnel.co.uk/
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Old 5th August 2010, 10:46 AM
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we've had our roving shooter pop down this week...

in short, MEGA...

but i'll let him fill in the details.

Just itching to get down there now... just need a break in the cloud at work

I don't think this project is going to stop here either... plans are afoot for even more ranges, for more disciplines...

And it's only and hour away from home... woot!
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Old 5th August 2010, 11:28 AM
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I have been meaning to pop over, only 30 min from home and as you say looks well set up with plenty of room for expansion.
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Old 5th August 2010, 11:44 AM
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Yes, is fantastic....no wind, a cafe, toilets..... is this shooting we know? Richard the owner is a really good guy too!

It is really done to such a high standard, it is getting some more lights as it is a little dark on the 50m range for target stuff at the mo although I shot fine yesterday for 3 hours ;-)

Here are some unfortunately blurred photos but it will give you a great idea what the place is like! Oh he even has a shop, but it has only been open for 5 weeks so he is building it up and open to suggestions for stock too!!!!!

Go on up! I learned so much yesterday and in only one session, a real eye opener when it is just you and 50m

Oh contact them through http://thetunnel.co.uk/

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Old 5th August 2010, 01:59 PM
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that looks stunning,, puts a couple of ranges were i live to shame,, bet there aint no leaky roofs or dodgy floors in sight,, some clubs should take a leaf out of this guys book
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that looks stunning,, puts a couple of ranges were i live to shame,, bet there aint no leaky roofs or dodgy floors in sight,, some clubs should take a leaf out of this guys book
I think they'd like to take a leaf out of his wallet as well

But that said, i think a few have said this sets the standard for a facility, and it doesn't sound like it's finished yet either in terms of the final range of offerings...

Itching to get down and do some wind free long range shooting
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Old 5th August 2010, 02:56 PM
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Yes they are just starting on the 100 yard range too! I gotta say where else can you take your stalking rifle and buy some ammo,zero it in doors, get a bite to eat, have a good chat!!!!! Job done.

I can see this place being quite a hub for shooting especially when all the plans come to fruition ;-)

Oh forgot to say the 25 yard range had a coaching room attached to it with a window so Parents/coaches can keep an eye!

They also rent out various fun stuff to have a go on so you can try a .44 for size, I could go on and on

It is sooooooooooo good!

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Me and Jerry have been booked in the shoot on Thursday as guests of the club so hope to tell you all about our experiance later that day.
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I hope you get to shoot, Chris. Their website is saying no shooting on your first visit
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Old 16th August 2010, 09:19 PM
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Looks very good and I hope they do well.

We used to have three ranges available to the public in the tunnel in Devizes but the old pistol and 100yard ranges are now used for ballistic testing. We keep hoping to get the pistol range back and open it for .22 rimmie and gallery rifle, extending the airgun range over it, but we can't get the investment.

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